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Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

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2 min, 201 words

I was really looking forward to this book as I had listened to a podcast where they explained the ideas behind it. The two authors run a design course in Stanford that gets massively oversubscribed and has a huge impact on those who take it by looking at life as a design problem. The aim is to come up with lots of possible routes for your life that could be awesome and then design a path to achieve one of them. If that doesn't work you can use the same approach to look for new opportunities. I have not yet made the time to do the exercises and these are absolutely key to getting the most out of it.

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The Kubernetes Book by Nigel Poulton

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1 min, 153 words

At the moment I am having to get up to speed on a bunch of technologies relating to "DevOps". This includes Kubernetes. I borrowed this book from a colleague and read it over the course of two days commuting. It provides a very good high level overview of all the main concepts of the platform.

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When The Game Was Ours by Jackie MacMullan, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson

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2 min, 290 words

On 12th June 1984 I was on a family holiday in the US. We had spent three weeks travelling around Florida and then up the east coast to finally end up in Boston. During the day we had a guided tour of the city and we were told that it was game seven of the NBA finals that night between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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